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Nina H. Pasquini

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Legacy Files
Scrutiny

Bob Dole, the Department of Education, and the Nebulous Fight Against Legacy Admissions

Whether or not legacy preference contradicts the larger goals of Harvard’s admissions process has often spurred scrutiny and debate.

HUB Week
Cambridge

For Fourth Year, HUBweek Encourages Innovation

HUBweek, a week-long “ideas festival” founded by Harvard, MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Boston Globe, ran from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14.

Reed Shafer-Ray '18 Fights for Gun Reform
Gun Politics

Gun Control Bill Driven by Recent Grad Becomes Massachusetts Law

An “extreme risk protection order” firearms bill inspired by recent Harvard alumnus Reed T. Shafer-Ray ’18 is now Massachusetts law.

Ramen
Introspection

My Favorite Things

My grandmothers saw my brother and me as battlegrounds for their cultures, each trying to make sure theirs didn’t disappear.

Fenway Park
Student Life

Harvard Students Displeased With New Harvard-Yale Ticket Policies

While in past years, students were able to purchase tickets for guests from the Athletics Box Office, students are strictly limited to one ticket per HUID this fall.

marijuana-legal
Cambridge

Mass. Marijuana Retailers Criticize ‘Community Impact Fees’ on Businesses

Mass. marijuana retailers have accused the Cannabis Control Commission of failing to enforce legal limits on how much municipalities can charge the businesses.

Hempest
Boston

Boston Blazes Trail With New Recreational Marijuana Zoning Regulations

​The Boston Zoning Commission voted last month to approve zoning regulations for recreational marijuana businesses in Boston.

Throne of Knowledge
College

Seventy-Three Undergraduates Win Annual Hoopes Prize

The award comes with $5,000 per awardee, along with a $2,000 honorarium for faculty nominators who oversaw student projects.

Aurora Straus
Conversations

Shifting Gears

It didn’t take long for Straus—4’9, 13 years old, and a woman—to realize she didn’t fit into racing’s most common demographic. She says a comment from a well-meaning instructor almost made her quit.

Almost There
Boston

Despite Torrential Downpours, Harvard Students Run Boston Marathon

The rain presented unexpected challenges to student runners—causing some to come up with creative solutions.

Reed Shafer-Ray
Harvard College Democrats

Spurred by Friend's Suicide, Harvard Senior Pushes for Gun Control Legislation

After a childhood friend committed suicide, Reed T. Shafer-Ray ’18 began pushing for twin gun safety bills in the Massachusetts State House that he hopes will save lives.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally for Massachusetts Sexual Assault Bills

The rally—organized by the student-led Every Voice Coalition—supported two bills currently in House committees.

No Gun No
Politics

Harvard Students Join 'March for Our Lives' Protest in Boston

Over 100 Harvard students attended Boston’s March for Our Lives protest on Saturday, joining a nationwide movement pushing for stricter gun control.

Charles P. Slichter
Obituary

Charles P. Slichter, Longtime Corporation Fellow, Dies at 94

Family and friends remember Slichter is for his award-winning physics research, and his sense of humor, sage advice, love of people, and talent for teaching.

Bucket Hat
Scrutiny

Front and Center

As the landscape of affinity groups on campus has evolved, a consistent theme has been the struggle for space—space to gather, space to make minority voices heard, and space in the University consciousness as a whole.

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